In the eye of the beholder . . .
Riaan, where's the 'twinkle' in the eye (smile) I wonder what this ost. was thinking at the time? Excellent shot.
Good portrait of this not-so-beautiful bird. Sorry to say but they are not my favorite bird species out there. When I was a student I worked on an ostrich farm in Skeerpoort near Harties for the holidays. It was not a very good experience for me. Getting bitten constantly was not much fun! But it is quite interesting to see the chicks hatching. It is very profiting and you do not need such a big peace of land to farm with ostriches. Anyone that thinks this is an intelligent bird, come and speak to me!
- marhowie (486)
- [2004-11-06 7:39]
Riaan, You've got a great POV & good details seen. I wonder just how close were you? Even in bright sunlight, you might have used your forced flash here to fill in the shadows seen here away from the sun. Great supporting note. Thanx for posting!
- willie (2083)
- [2004-11-06 8:44]
Good Mug shot with very nice detail.
Well Done Riaan
- Kirsten (664)
- [2004-11-06 9:41]
nice shot! good details and good compo.he is looking very proud, with his head held up high :o)
- PDP (11769)
- [2004-11-06 13:13]
Hi Riaan, It's a great shot but I think it needs more light. Other that that it's a great mugshot.
- jlz (33)
- [2004-11-06 17:26]
Hey it's funny we posted very similar portraits almost at same time, although mine was of an emu..
I like yours, taken from below makes the ostrich more impressive and look dangerous...
You would need to lighten a bit to make it even better, it's a bit too dark.
- RAP (7405)
- [2004-11-06 17:44]
Gran expresion en esta captura Riaan con divertido POV y buena nitidez con el cielo azul.
El detalle de los pelos es realmente encantador.
Great expression in this capture Riaan with amused POV and good clearness with the blue sky.
The detail of the hairs is really charming.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2004-11-07 0:20]
With the light from behind try the fill in flash. The photo is very sharp and they always mekaes nice mugshots Well done!
- japie (5187)
- [2004-11-07 1:19]
The sun was your enemy here. The only thing that would have saved you here is a powerful fill flash. But you said it is from your early days so you are forgiven. Looking to the ones going forward.
Thanks for posting
- ian (0)
- [2005-02-17 4:40]
I like blue sky. Pretty photo.